Giant calcified left atrium

Case contributed by Dr Bindu Kumar

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Dyspnoea.

Patient Data

Age: Elderly
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Large curvilinear circular calcification in the center of the chest, consistent with a massively enlarged and peripherally calcified left atrium. 

Case Discussion

Chest x-ray of an elderly female patient with a previous mitral valve replacement demonstrates a calcified large left atrium. This patient presumably had mitral valve incompetence

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Case Information

rID: 12874
Case created: 24th Jan 2011
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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